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The IRS and the Tea Party: Treasury Report Finds Big Bungling but Small Scandal
The IRS’s botched processing of requests for tax-exempt status by political groups isn’t the new Watergate. In fact, as scandals go, it is barely the...
May 15, 2013
IRS and the Targeting of the Tea Party and Other Groups
To help clarify whether IRS incorrectly, unfairly, or illegally targeted the Tea Party and other conservative groups, here are the answers to a few basic...
May 14, 2013
C. Eugene Steuerle
The IRS Was Wrong to Single Out Tea Parties, But Many Political Groups Should Not be Tax-Exempt
Let’s start with the obvious. Those IRS employees who singled out conservative groups for scrutiny over their tax-exempt status were wrong, wrong, wrong. Any whiff...
May 13, 2013
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